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Old 11-09-2020, 02:46 PM
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Default Hank Aaron auto ball opinions

A friend of mine is helping to go through a large collection that a friend of his acquired and one of the items included is an autographed baseball with a Hank Aaron autograph on it. I told him that I can ask on here for opinions regarding it. Since he already knows he can't say "it is legit, some people on a forum said so" then the basic question is whether or not it is likely a legit auto, so that it can be sent into to be authenticated.

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And here's the provenance. The fact it comes with this COA adds to the reason why an opinion would be sought before wasting any time with paying for authentication.
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Personally, I don't like it; it looks too shaky and slow, and the "H" is all wrong.

Regarding the Score Board certificate; the problem with them is that nothing ties the certificate to the signed item. Someone could keep the actual item the certificate came with, and replace it with a fake, and no one would know. The certificates themselves, have also been faked.

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Steve is spot on, and I agree with everything he wrote.
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I wouldn't touch that particular Aaron. The "H" looks atrocious. The last name is way too shaky for it supposedly being from the Score Board time frame. I say Not Authentic.
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I have to agree with the guys above that I wouldn't touch it.

However, it is possible that it is a "STAR" Aaron and maybe authentic???I'd give it about 5% chance. Really would want the ball in hand, better pictures or both, including the back of the ball which, I'm assuming is William White/Coleman/Giamatti? In regards to the Golding cert, I'd want that in hand as well to at least determine if that's real. Still could be swapped or added after the fact.

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Thanks for the feedback.
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